Da Gianni’s – traditional Italian food

Located in Westgate, Alabang, Da Gianni’s offers Italian food dishes that’s been served in the Guidecelli’s household for years.  The recipe was passed on to their households who were able to master the techniques on cooking Italian food the way they wanted.



Da Gianni is Matteo Guidecelli’s grandfather. This restaurant is a tribute to the main man to honor him.  Most of the displays such as the movie posters and other memorabilia belonged to him.


Not only Italian food, but they have wine and other cocktails, too.  This place is truly a venue for great family bonding over food.



Here’ what we tried:
Frittura Mista Di Mare (Php590) – Beer-battered and deep-fried assorted seafood and vegetables

That’s crispy on the outside, yet tender meat on the inside.  This taste much better when dipped to its sauce.


Wild Mushroom Puff –  Two kinds of mushrooms, minced onions cooked in cream sauce

The dish that got me ‘wow.’  The bread was flaky and the sauce was so creamy, it was such a perfect match.


Formaggio Tomino (Php380) – Grilled  Tomino cheese wrapped in prosciutto and served with arugula and cherry tomatoes



Polpo Salad (Php465) – Grilled octopus, mangoes, potato, olives, red radish, arugula in a lemon vinaigrette dressing


This Salad is refreshing and the Octopus was grilled perfectly.  It has a sweet-savory and smoky flavor to this Salad.


Eggplant Salad (Php390) – Grilled eggplant, lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, cherry tomatoes and Burrata in balsamic dressing.

We were served two flavors of Pizzas:

Quattro Formaggi (Php520) – Four cheese topped with truffle paste


 I love anything with truffle and I must say that all the dishes that has truffle here in Da Gianni’s are the best including this pizza.  You can’ be wrong with this.

Carnevale (Php950) – Salami milano, bacon, salsiccia, meatballs, prosciutto cotto, and  angus striploin


This thin-crust pizza is loaded with 5 kinds of meat.  Add the cheese and tomato sauce to have that authentic Italian flavor.


Porcini Risotto (Php490) – Porcini mushrooms in arborio risotto


Pappardelle with Truffle Cream (Php450) – Homemade broad pasta noodles with black truffle cream sauce

If I’d return to this place, I would order some of this once again.  The pasta was thick yet it was al dente.  The truffle was so aromatic it was such a crazy-delicious dish.


Gamberi Linguini (Php425) – Gragnnano pasta with garlic shrimp and chilis 



Gnocchi Ragu P420 – Homemade potato pasta with meat sauce
That’s soft and meaty Gnocchi, indeed.



Porchetta (Php780) – Oven-baked pork belly seasoned with herbs and spices


Grilled Tenderloin (Php1600) Organic, grass-fed and 21-day wet-aged beef served with grilled vegetables


The meat was succulent in every bite.  It was well-done and I couldn’t ask for anything more to this. It was really good! The vegetables and all the spices and herbs just burst in your mouth, too.



Slow-cooked Short Ribs P830 – 8-hour oven-cooked ribs

Fork-tender short ribs.  You can tell that this was done with so much time and effort.  Its sauce was so delicious you can taste its juices that came out during its cooking process.



You must not leave Da Gianni’s without having some of their desserts, I am telling you now. They have one of the best!

Tiramisu Espresso Ala Nonna (Php490) – savoyardi ladyfingers, coffee, mascarpone cream and cacao. 


Coppo Tri Cioccilati(Php450) – there’s silky dark milk and white chocolate mousse with some hazelnut crunch


Macedonia di Frutta (Php360) – seasonal fruits, mango cream, and meringue

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Aside from all the scrumptious food, nice ambiance, all the staff was knowledgeable about a thing or two with the dishes.  I’d definitely be coming back to taste more of what they offer.  I must say that this is by far, the best Italian Restaurant in the South that I’ve been to.


Special shout-out to Matteo for doing a pose with us. 😀 😀 😀


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Address: Westgate Center, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa City

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